bits of inspiration – #62.

Not a huge fan of camping but these “glamping” tents could convince me to give it another shot.. See the full slideshow on

Photo courtesy of Airbnb


weekend in newport, rhode island.

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” – Rachel Carson

I spent the last couple days in Newport, Rhode Island. While it was not the most idyllic beach weekend in terms of weather, there’s still something really calming about the ocean in summer, even on an overcast day. Here are a few photos I took on Saturday while at Sachuest Beach in Middletown.

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bits of inspiration – #60.

It would seem that the theme of this week (or at least the last couple days) is hanging floral installations! In a moment of serendipity, I saw today that @leslievilleflea tweeted an article where lifestyle blogger Anne Sage breaks down how to create these whimsical hanging floral pieces. The article suggests creating a hanging installation in place of cut flowers on a table to free up more space for food. I have to say I really love this idea for anyone who has exposed beams in their home. And incidentally, this perfectly reflects back on my last post about floral installation artist Rebecca Louise Law.

See the full DIY tutorial on Design Sponge.

Photography by Carley Rudd, courtesy of

bits of inspiration – #59.

Last week, Homes and Gardens published a brief interview with installation artist, Rebecca Louise Law. Rebecca is a London-based artist who creates incredible installation exhibits made mostly from flowers. Since reading the article, I’ve spent some time searching around the internet for photos of her installations and I am in such awe of her talent and the beauty she creates through natural materials. Read the interview with Rebecca on

Photo courtesy of Bikini Berlin

58.2Photo courtesy of Bikini Berlin